"A quiet stage up to 20 km from the finish - said Dmitri Gruzdev - then there was a great “bagarre” and unfortunately some fall. Fortunately, none of us has crashed ".
The second stage of the Vuelta was won by Belgian Gianni Meersman, while the Pole Michal Kwiatkowski is the new overall leader.
The third stage from Marín to Mirador de Ezaro of 176 km is the first uphill finish of the Spanish stage race. After the climb of Alto de Lestaio (8.3 km, 5.3%) and Alto das Paxareiras (9.3 km, 5.4%), the athletes will have to overcome the last wall along about two kilometers but with peaks of 22% slope.
"It will be the first test for us and for those who aim for the final victory- said sports director Dmitri Sedoun - and I hope that our two leaders Miguel Angel Lopez and Michele Scarponi will be tomorrow along with the best."